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by jam bo
Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Products and Media
Topic: WIN YOUR YAK 2015 WHITEWATER KIT!
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Re: WIN YOUR YAK 2015 WHITEWATER KIT!

If I don't 'win' can I cancel my order?
by jam bo
Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS Astral Green Jacket/Nookie Airhead + other bits
Replies: 5
Views: 790

Re: FS Astral Green Jacket/Nookie Airhead + other bits

Interested in the astral jacket. What sort of chest size does that fit.

Pics to Jim.gardiner@gmail.com would be nice
by jam bo
Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Walking the a Dart loop?
Replies: 6
Views: 1084

Re: Walking the a Dart loop?

Spitchwick corner is still fairly benign at that level.
by jam bo
Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Beware : Disposable Five Ten Water Tennies
Replies: 26
Views: 8165

Re: Beware : Disposable Five Ten Water Tennies

mantamx wrote:these shoes are used by adidas sickline kayak team, incl during long walk-ins on expeditions, tomass and others say they are very durable. but not cheap!.. http://www.bergzeit.co.uk/adidas-hydro- ... ing-shoes/
Adidas own five-ten...
by jam bo
Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lifeproof warranty returns
Replies: 5
Views: 2408

Re: Lifeproof warranty returns

I bought direct from lifeproof but that shouldn't matter. First one was 12 months or so. Second was 18months.

I just filled in the warranty claim form on the website. No quibbles or questions. Just dispatch emails for the replacement.
by jam bo
Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Large play boat/creeker wanted and general advice
Replies: 9
Views: 549

Re: Large play boat/creeker wanted and general advice

I have a large head and find a XL sweet strutter fits well. No other sweet helmets fit at all.
by jam bo
Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lifeproof warranty returns
Replies: 5
Views: 2408

Re: Lifeproof warranty returns

Two replacements for my fre case. First one was because I'd damaged one of the microphone membranes. Emailed them explaining this. New case in the post next day. Second one was because some of rubber around the screen was peeling off. New case by FedEx about two days later. As long as it's a genuine...
by jam bo
Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Gear For Sale
Topic: wanted - cheap bigdeck spraydeck with small waist
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: wanted - cheap bigdeck spraydeck with small waist

https://scontent-b-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/1506769_10152673697172139_8168578033715647299_n.jpg?oh=468bda0e9712434339b5068f86882b7a&oe=5469E6AE £20 posted? not the driest deck but pretty sound. waist-tube fits me well with a 32" waist, fitted my axiom fine which I think is pretty big ...
by jam bo
Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Waterproof depths for whitewater
Replies: 10
Views: 1416

Re: Waterproof depths for whitewater

I've got a 600bar pressure vessel at work if anyone wants to find out for sure?
by jam bo
Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Strava?
Replies: 23
Views: 4198

Re: Strava?

box2k2 wrote:Ok. What happens if you recreate the segments?

edit: Nothing much. Certainly doesn't look up historical activities against the segment.
it does, just can take a few days to fill up the leaderboard.
by jam bo
Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: A lucky escape. SUP
Replies: 3
Views: 1096

Re: A lucky escape. SUP

Mark R wrote:Wow.

No one spotted her for forty hours; an interesting reminder that the Channel is bigger and wilder than folk might imagine.
No one noticed she wasn't there for nearly 24...
by jam bo
Sat Aug 09, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: Dart Levels
Replies: 2357
Views: 90975

Re: Dart Levels

20-30mm would probably get it going.
by jam bo
Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WW paddling. Why do you do it?
Replies: 28
Views: 1935

Re: WW paddling. Why do you do it?

Fills the time when dartmoor is too wet for biking.
by jam bo
Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Etive spanking a paddler at monstrous flows!!!
Replies: 48
Views: 6430

Re: The Etive spanking a paddler at monstrous flows!!!

Looks like they had more cameras than throw lines.
by jam bo
Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: SUP or surf kayak?
Replies: 88
Views: 5863

Re: SUP or surf kayak?

I know who is coming out of this looking good...

anyway, you want balls and skill, check this guy, he doesnt even have any fins....

Image
by jam bo
Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Dartmouth trip - advice please!
Replies: 12
Views: 885

Re: Dartmouth trip - advice please!

And we should have a met station back up online in the next week or so. I spent the morning taking the old knackered one down.
by jam bo
Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Dartmouth trip - advice please!
Replies: 12
Views: 885

Re: Dartmouth trip - advice please!

Cheers for the link Jam bo. I've seen it before but never noticed the bit that shows predicted tides vs actual tide times. It's one of my favourite topics of (one way) conversation with other river users on my stretch of the tidal Dart, (but something that's only ever noticed by people who have to ...
by jam bo
Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Dartmouth trip - advice please!
Replies: 12
Views: 885

Re: Dartmouth trip - advice please!

http://valeport.port-log.net/Display.php

check here if you want up to date tide + temperature data for the Dart. the river is a balmy 17 degrees this morning at Totnes.
by jam bo
Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Absurdly large head looking for helmet
Replies: 30
Views: 4823

Re: Absurdly large head looking for helmet

62ish here and an XL sweet strutter fits. other sweet helmets don't.

if it s anything like bike helmets its not just the diameter, its the shape. Giro XL's fit me well, Fox are really uncomfortable.
by jam bo
Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:03 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Wanted Axiom 8.5
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Wanted Axiom 8.5

I've got one in devon I'm thinking about selling. ~18 months old and usual scratchs. No dents or splits.
by jam bo
Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Device to use with a GoPro
Replies: 7
Views: 1063

Re: Device to use with a GoPro

if you have an ipad, you can get the camera connector kit and download it direct to the ipad.

or use the app.
by jam bo
Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Potential Hydro Scheme on the Walkham
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: Potential Hydro Scheme on the Walkham

A copy of the application, map, plan and any other document submitted with it may be inspected free of charge at the address of the Environment Agency at: Victoria Square Bodmin Cornwall PL31 1EB During normal office hours (Monday to Friday, except bank holidays). Any person who wishes to make repre...
by jam bo
Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Large Nano Wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Large Nano Wanted

I think aswatersports in Exeter have one on their classifieds page
by jam bo
Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Axiom 8.5 vs Axiom 9.0
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Re: Axiom 8.5 vs Axiom 9.0

I bought a 9.0 second hand and paddled it for a while. it was ok but it was way too big for me (5'10", 180lbs) and I felt a bit lost in it.

I've got a 8.5 now that I really like but its not a lazy boat. if you drive it hard it'll respond really well but if you sit back it'll give you a kicking.
by jam bo
Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River Dart - New Bridge to Holne Bridge - the 'Loop'
Replies: 60
Views: 24380

Re: River Dart - New Bridge to Holne Bridge - the 'Loop'

Wadhamite wrote:
jam bo wrote:If its lapping the slab or above then you are good to go.
Thank you!

Be aware, there are some local landowners and fishermen who may not fully agree with this sentiment...
by jam bo
Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: River Dart - New Bridge to Holne Bridge - the 'Loop'
Replies: 60
Views: 24380

Re: River Dart - New Bridge to Holne Bridge - the 'Loop'

Wadhamite wrote:If I wanted to paddle the Dart loop in May, and there is enough water, is there anything access-wise to prevent me? Anything (any one?) to watch out for?
If its lapping the slab or above then you are good to go.
by jam bo
Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Surf Kayaking
Topic: Twitchy sphincter
Replies: 12
Views: 1739

Re: Twitchy sphincter

reef breaks are a double edged sword.

you can always watch or take time out in the channel if you're uncomfortable.

if you get caught and take a beating its probably going to be a biggy.
by jam bo
Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hardest inconsequential rapid?!
Replies: 43
Views: 4074

Re: Hardest inconsequential rapid?!

Lancs_lad wrote:Any 50 foot + waterfall with pool above and pool below. Just strap on a pair and throw your paddles (so not to break a wrist!). Graded hard but not so much really. If you wear a full facer even head butting your boat isnt going to happen.
Do 50ft waterfalls have a grade?